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Book Review: When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey Of American Women From 1960 To The Present, Melanie Springer Mock Jan 2012

Book Review: When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey Of American Women From 1960 To The Present, Melanie Springer Mock

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "This premise—that so much has changed, and that so much work still needs to be done— resides at the heart of Gail Collins’s excellent book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. Collins, a columnist for the New York Times, uses her significant authority and her accessible writing style to breathe life into a half-century of women’s history, and the result is a fascinating narrative about women’s strength, resilience, and hope for a more equitable future."


Book Review: That Half-Barbaric Twang: The Banjo In American Popular Culture, William Jolliff Jan 1996

Book Review: That Half-Barbaric Twang: The Banjo In American Popular Culture, William Jolliff

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "These two recent studies demonstrate the growing academic interest in the history and development of the banjo, and both make intriguing-if sometimes difficult- reading for banjo devotees.

In the years just before the Civil War, the banjo was popularly associated with African-American slaves and with their black-faced imitators, professional minstrel show players. But it was also a popular instrument among white amateur musicians-so popular, in fact, that a single banjo tournament in New York City in 1857 drew over 3000 fans to support their neighborhood favorites. Beginning at this point, Karen Linn's That Half-Barbaric Twang studies the pubic ...


Book Review: Singing Cowboys And Musical Mountaineers, William Jolliff Jan 1996

Book Review: Singing Cowboys And Musical Mountaineers, William Jolliff

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "Bill C. Malone, well-known author of Country Music, USA, recently(1993) wrote another book in the field, entitled Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers. Though on a narrower scope, it is equally compelling and insightfut reflecting a rare blend of scholarship, human insight, and a warm, highly readable style."